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22 July 1994 Ground-penetrating synthetic-aperture radar focusing algorithm
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This paper presents an algorithm for image reconstruction of ground-penetrating synthetic aperture radar that can be implemented in real time. The algorithm permits underground focusing. The algorithm was successfully demonstrated at scale using a Ka-band radar in the laboratory that has 1 cm range resolution. The equipment utilized objects on the surface and at depths of 7.5 and 15 cm. With the imaging set for focus at the surface, the buried objects were not detected. The buried objects were detected and resolved to the theoretical limits with the focus appropriately set, with the surface object detected but blurred. Thus, the algorithm provides better detection and resolution of underground objects than algorithms sans underground focus, and also permits an estimate of the depth.
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Robert W. Cribbs "Ground-penetrating synthetic-aperture radar focusing algorithm", Proc. SPIE 2217, Aerial Surveillance Sensing Including Obscured and Underground Object Detection, (22 July 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.179939
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